Unusual Use of Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used for a number of purposes. For example, cleaning, brushing teeth, and cooking. Christina Pennie, a resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina uses baking soda to cure the common cold or sinus infection.

“My granddaughter was sick one day and I just had to think fast. I researched a few home remedies, and thats when I went in my kitchen and combined some things and it knocked the cold right out of her,” Christina said.

The vapor rub disks that Christina makes are made of cornstarch, vicks vapor rub, water, and baking soda.  The recipe is as follows;

1 Cup of baking soda

1/2 Cup of cornstarch

1/3-1/2 Cup of water

2-3 Teaspoons of vicks vapor rub

To make the vapor disks, melt vicks vapor rub in heated water. Then add the baking soda and cornstarch. Mix this together. Next, line a muffin tin with paper cups and fill the cups halfway with the mixture. Let them sit overnight to dry. Remove the disks thw next and store them in an airtight container until use.

The Borgen Project Strives to Gain Political Attention


Despite the common misperceptions that many Americans have regarding the U.S’s foreign policy spending, only .2% of the U.S.’s total spending is actually given to assist those in extreme poverty abroad. Other wealthy developed countries are more giving and compassionate to  the cause. The U.S. should be doing the same.

The U.S. is a world superpower and if everyone works together, that power can be channeled  into improving the lives of the less fortunate through funding global poverty reducing programs.

Every contribution could go towards U.S. created programs to improve water quality conditions in resource scarce countries, provide vaccines for preventable epidemics to reduce infant mortality and maternal deaths, build healthcare facilities or provide quality education for young children. Every dollar makes a difference in allowing the implementation of these program types to be successful.

Sources: Read more about The Borgen Project at http://borgenproject.org/foreign-aid/.

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